Lead, QA-Testing Engineer @ Appen - San Francisco, CA

Job Overview

9 days ago

Lead, QA-Testing Engineer

Appen - San Francisco, CA

Overview:
LEAD QA TESTING ENGINEER

About the Role

The ideal candidate has a deep knowledge of test methodologies. You must be comfortable creating excellent test cases, execute test cases. It is important that you are able to dive into the deep technical aspect of the product. You will be responsible for finding, reporting, and reproducing bugs and glitches. Closely working with the development teams and product teams. You have the hands-on ability to automate repeated tasks, can run and debug the automation failures. If you are competent in finding defects in applications, extremely detailed, love testing and are passionate about quality, we would like to meet you.

Responsibilities:
  • Proactively creating, updating, and maintaining test plans / test cases with minimum or no PRD.
  • Proactively executing various tests on new software products to ensure that programs satisfy all specifications and requirements.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to find defects, report bugs, and debugging during each sprint cycle to ensure that our products work correctly.
  • Communicate the defects to cross-functional teams.
  • Identify automatable features and create automation scripts for repeated tasks in your feature domains, debug and maintain the automation failures on a regular basis.
  • Working with cross-functional teams, frequent communication will be required.
  • Triage and reproduce customer reported issues.
  • Support and maintain our product in testing environments on AWS is a plus.
  • Kafka & Kubernetes testing experience is a plus
  • Perform end-end stress/load tests to identify the potential issues is a plus.
  • Have code deployment experience is a plus.

Skills & Qualification:
  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Hands on at least hand-on 3-5 years of experience as a QA engineer or in Engineering testing role.
  • Deep knowledge of software lifecycle and test methodologies (SDLC).
  • Working knowledge of creating and executing excellent test cases UAT, functional testing, regression tests. Document test cases into test case management system.
  • Working experience with Python, Selenium WebDriver, JS, SQL, HTML/CSS, Jenkins, Postman, New Relic and AWS.
  • Self-motivated individuals with competent to proactively find defects during each sprint cycle
  • Extremely detailed oriented with great problem-solving skills. Technical enough to find the root cause of the defect.
  • An ability to work in a scrum-based agile and nimble environment.
  • Always has mind set to look for bugs, love to look for a way to break the system.
  • Fast learner for complicated web application.
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of Ruby on Rails is a plus
About Appen

Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally.

At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we do not give up.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
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